End of term

March 22, 2018

Message from Mrs Anderson…

Wow, we are virtually at the end of the spring term, it has been a short term that has been filled with amazing learning opportunities for the children. As headteacher I am so proud of what they are achieving with their learning, they are demonstrating really good learning behaviours, always trying to do their best.  The celebration assemblies today are a very special time for us all to celebrate these achievements and show them how impressed we are with their learning. Thank you for joining us for the assemblies, it is so good to celebrate together.

 

The governors and I wanted to let you know that Mrs Stevenson has decided to retire at the end of this academic year.  She has taught at our school for a very long period of time and during that time has always been fully committed to providing the highest quality of education for our children.  Her dedication to the school and our children is outstanding and I know we will all miss her but fully understand why she has decided to leave at this point. I am hoping that she will not be a stranger to us after she leaves as she is a well respected person within our school community. In light of this we will be starting a recruitment process after the Easter holiday.

 

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for your support over this spring term.  Let’s hope that once the clocks change this weekend the weather warms up and we can all enjoy time outside with our families and friends. I would also like to wish you a happy and holy Easter period.

 

Holy Week Exhibition…

For Holy week this year the children have been creating some art work to link with the scripture.  We would really love to share this with you as it is very special and they have taken a great deal of thought and care over it.  Please come and share this with us on Thursday 29th from 2pm. There will be some children escorting you, our guests, around the exhibition with our governors supporting.  

 

Future Dates:

New term starts: Monday 16th May

KS2 SATs week: week beginning 14th May

Year 1 Phonics Screening check: week beginning 11th June

Year 6 Leavers Mass: Thursday 19th July at 9.15am

 

On-line safety…

BIGO Website- concerns have been raised about this website through the safeguarding teams in Plymouth.  Please can you check security settings on your children’s devices and check they are not using this website as it could be putting them at risk.  Below is an outline of what it is about…

 

Bigo is a live streaming app where users can livestream themselves in real time to potentially the world. Any user can watch you and view what you are saying or doing at that precise time.  Users can also communicate on the live chat in the live feed, call you live on camera like facetiming but its not private as anyone can watch and say or show you anything they want or private message you via your app inbox.

 

Attendance…

A massive well done to those children who have received bronze, silver and gold  certificates today in Celebration assembly today. Their attendance exceeds 97% which is in line with our school target.

Some of you have queried how we get the % for attendance- it is based on the number of 1/2 days or sessions that children are at school.  This shows both authorised or unauthorised absence combined. It is vital that you notify the school if your child is ill and will not be at school as that is then noted as an authorised absence- we know that children pick up bugs and at those times they will need to be at home. A quick phone call is all that is needed and if we do not hear we will make contact as we need to check that our children are all safe.

 

FOSP- Smartie tubes…

We have just under 1 week left to fill those Smartie tubes with change in exchange for your child/children doing odd jobs. The class that raises the most will enjoy a great prize in the summer term. Please keep helping your child to fill their Smartie tube and let's try and raise an amazing amount of money that will benefit all of the children at St Paul's. All Smartie tubes need to be returned by THURSDAY 29th March.

Will it be your child's class that raises the most?

 

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